Why Do I Care? - page 10

Why do I care that new nurses leave our unit after less than two years -- often after less than one year? Why do I care, when they're adults. They're going to have to live with the consequences of... Read More

  1. Visit  MyUserName,RN profile page
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    Why should nursing be different than any other field/careee? Why is it that nurses are expected to do the job for greater good and what's good for other people and are put down if they are treating the job like one would in any other field and taking opportunities that help them advance themselves, make more money, or be more successful. Using a job to gain experience and knowledge to use as a "stepping stone" for better opportunities is not a dishonorable act. Maybe it's because it's a female dominated field that there is the attitude that nurses should love the job for what it is and sacrifice personal happiness and financial gain for the greater good. Maybe that's not it, I'm not sure. But I sure do know that nobody questions an employees motivation for personal success in any other field. I agree that one shouldn't do this job *just* for the money, one should have compassion for the job, but I don't know anyone that would do it for free or if itddidn't pay well. I think instead of being angry or hurt that some nurses are using your floor as a stepping stone, you should be proud and encouraged that these nurses have a desire to be successful and need you and your knowledge and the experience that your floor offers to get there. You are happy as can be working on your unit forever, but not everybody else will be or needs to be, and that's okay.
  2. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
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    Quote from kungpoopanda
    Anecdotal with significant researcher bias.

    And YOUR bias is that you have NO experience perhaps? At least according to your profile.

    Otherwise, it is objective data collection and observation; most prudent nurses KNOW their peers; and since YOU don't know what I've experience and observed, seems like you have your OWN bias; again, OFF the mark; thanks but NO thanks, try again, with someone or something else, thanks.
    Last edit by LadyFree28 on Feb 13, '14
    SoldierNurse22, OCNRN63, SHGR, and 1 other like this.
  3. Visit  Concerto_in_C profile page
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    If there is anything that really put me off in this profession, anything that really discouraged me, was the interviews and the condescending, cynical attitude of the healthcare recruiters and managers. Are you guys actually looking forward to going to interviews? The job interviews seems to be the biggest complaint when I speak to our successful veteran nurses, those who've been in the unit for say 8 years or more. Few people seem to be looking forward to interviewing.
  4. Visit  redhead_NURSE98! profile page
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    You mean conducting interviews of prospective employees as a current employee? Or their original interview?
  5. Visit  OCNRN63 profile page
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    Quote from LadyFree28
    And YOUR bias is that you have NO experience perhaps? At least according to your profile.

    Otherwise, it is objective data collection and observation; most prudent nurses KNOW their peers; and since YOU don't know what I've experience and observed, seems like you have your OWN bias; again, OFF the mark; thanks but NO thanks, try again, with someone or something else, thanks.
    ​Agreed.
  6. Visit  Concerto_in_C profile page
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    Quote from redhead_NURSE98!
    You mean conducting interviews of prospective employees as a current employee? Or their original interview?
    I mean the experience of interviewing for a nursing position when I am the candidate.

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